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A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying
  • Author : Ernest J. Gaines
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2004-01-20
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9781400077700

Summary : “This majestic, moving novel is an instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives.”—Chicago Tribune Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, A Lesson Before Dying is a deep and compassionate novel about a young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to visit a black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting. From the critically acclaimed author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying
  • Author : Ernest J. Gaines
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 0375702709

Summary : Grant Wiggins, a college-educated man who returns to his hometown to teach, forms an unlikely bond with Jefferson, a young Black man convicted of murder and sentenced to death, when he is asked to impart his learning and pride to the condemned man

A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying
  • Author : Ernest J. Gaines
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :72
  • ISBN : 9781586634766

Summary : A study guide to the popular novel offers a plot summary, a review quiz, and an examaination of important quotations, along with analysis of the key themes, motifs, characters, and symbols in the work.

A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying
  • Author : Ernest J. Gaines
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9780733617140

Summary : A LESSON BEFORE DYING is set in a small Cajun community in the late 1940s. Jefferson, a young black man, is an unwitting party to a liquor store shootout in which three men are killed; the only survivor, he is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, who left his hometown for university, has returned to the plantation school to teach. As he struggles with his decision whether to stay or escape to another state, his aunt and Jefferson's godmother persuade home to visit Jefferson in his cell and impart his learning and pride to Jefferson before his death. In the end, the two men forge a bond as they both come to understand the simple heroism of resisting - and defying - the expected. Ernest J. Gaines brings to this novel the same rich sense of place, the same deep understanding of the human psyche, and the same compassion for a people and their struggle that have informed his previous, highly praised works of fiction.

A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying
  • Author : Romulus Linney
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :56
  • ISBN : 9780822217855

Summary : THE STORY: Jefferson, an innocent young man, is condemned to death in backwoods Louisiana in 1948. At the trial his lawyer, trying to save his life, called him no more a human being than a hog. In prison, he acts like one, insisting that he will be

A Study Guide for Ernest Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying

A Study Guide for Ernest Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying
  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2015-03-13
  • Total pages :15
  • ISBN : 1410336107

Summary : A Study Guide for Ernest Gaines's "A Lesson Before Dying," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Topic of Education in Ernest J. Gaines' Novel "A Lesson Before Dying"

The Topic of Education in Ernest J. Gaines' Novel
  • Author : Birgit Wilpers
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2011-01
  • Total pages :40
  • ISBN : 3640803027

Summary : Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Paderborn (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Contemporary African-American Literature, language: English, abstract: The title of Ernest J. Gaines' book A Lesson Before Dying already alludes to the fact that education is one of the main themes of the novel. In this essay, I want to analyze the different aspects of education that are represented in his work. I will concentrate on the subject of formal education and would like to pose the question if it is a way out of "mental" slavery for African-American people.

A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying
  • Author : Ernest Gaines,KenYatta Rogers: Reader,Dana Gioia: Narrator
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :

Summary :

A Lesson Before Dying Student Packet

A Lesson Before Dying Student Packet
  • Author : Novel Units, Inc. Staff,Pat Watson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :48
  • ISBN : 9781581307436

Summary : Presents reproducible pages for use in teaching Ernest J. Gaines's "A Lesson Before Dying" to high school students, including a study guide, unit quzzes, two final tests with an answer key, and activities across the curriculum.

A Lesson Before Dying Teacher Guide

A Lesson Before Dying Teacher Guide
  • Author : Novel Units, Inc. Staff,Pat Watson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :36
  • ISBN : 9781581307429

Summary : Presents resources for teaching Ernest J. Gaines's "A Lesson Before Dying" to high school students, including a summary, author profile, pre-reading and culminating activities, vocabulary exercises, discussion questions, and activities for each chapter.

A Gathering of Old Men

A Gathering of Old Men
  • Author : Ernest J. Gaines
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2012-10-31
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 0307830381

Summary : Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s, A Gathering of Old Men is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man.

A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying
  • Author : James Scott
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2002-06-01
  • Total pages :28
  • ISBN : 9781580499378

Summary : Each reproducible Response Journal has 50 or more prompts and is arranged with three to four prompts per chapter. Also included are: Class Record Sheet, Student Respone Sheet, Test, and Answer Key.

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • Author : Ernest J. Gaines
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2012-10-24
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 030783025X

Summary : "This is a novel in the guise of the tape-recorded recollections of a black woman who has lived 110 years, who has been both a slave and a witness to the black militancy of the 1960's. In this woman Ernest Gaines has created a legendary figure, a woman equipped to stand beside William Faulkner's Dilsey in The Sound And The Fury." Miss Jane Pittman, like Dilsey, has 'endured,' has seen almost everything and foretold the rest. Gaines' novel brings to mind other great works The Odyssey for the way his heroine's travels manage to summarize the American history of her race, and Huckleberry Finn for the clarity of her voice, for her rare capacity to sort through the mess of years and things to find the one true story in it all." -- Geoffrey Wolff, Newsweek. "Stunning. I know of no black novel about the South that excludes quite the same refreshing mix of wit and wrath, imagination and indignation, misery and poetry. And I can recall no more memorable female character in Southern fiction since Lena of Faulkner's Light In August than Miss Jane Pittman." -- Josh Greenfeld, Life

Catherine Carmier

Catherine Carmier
  • Author : Ernest J. Gaines
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2012-10-31
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 0307830349

Summary : A compelling debut love story set in a deceptively bucolic Louisiana countryside, where blacks, Cajuns, and whites maintain an uneasy coexistence--by the award-winning author of A Lesson Before Dying and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. After living in San Francisco for ten years, Jackson returns home to his benefactor, Aunt Charlotte. Surrounded by family and old friends, he discovers that his bonds to them have been irreparably rent by his absence. In the midst of his alienation from those around him, he falls in love with Catherine Carmier, setting the stage for conflicts and confrontations which are complex, tortuous, and universal in their implications.

Mozart and Leadbelly

Mozart and Leadbelly
  • Author : Ernest J. Gaines
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2007-12-18
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 0307426955

Summary : The beloved author of the classic, best-selling novel A Lesson Before Dying shares the inspirations behind his books and his reasons for becoming a writer in this collection of stories and essays. Told in the simple and powerful prose that is a hallmark of his craft, these writings by Ernest J. Gaines faithfully evoke the sorrows and joys of rustic Southern life. From his depiction of his childhood move to California — a move that propelled him to find books that conjured the sights, smells, and locution of his native Louisiana home — to his description of the real-life murder case that gave him the idea for his masterpiece; this wonderful collection is a revelation of both man and writer.